Basic Microwaving's Patches

I suppose I’ll open up a thread to share my goings-on with VCV Rack and my exploration into ambient and generative patching. I still have a LOT to learn, and I am really looking forward to doing so!

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Here’s my first proper video of VCV Rack (on my new music channel). I have some other videos but they’re mixed in with stupid videos on one of my other channels, so I won’t be sharing them until I get around to re-uploading them. I’ve been making music for about 3.5 years now but I’ve only started delving into modular and generative in the last year or so.

I called this one “lethargy electric”, and its not anything super special in my honest opinion, but I really like how it turned out. I’ve been messing with Vult’s new Mysteries collection, which is a lot of fun, as well as some experimentation with creating variations in sequences with Geodesics’ “fate” and the like.

If there are any tips for generative patching (in VCV, I am limited to software b/c of being a broke college boy) or spicing up an ambient piece, I’d love to hear them!

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Very nice patch, looking forward to more!

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In case anyone is interested, this is the “”“Fixed”"" rack that I’m currently using. I’m doing my absolute best to keep it fixed, but you know how it goes. There’s a few paid modules- notably Host and the Vult Mysteries collection.

Fixed Rack.vcv (17.6 KB)

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Thank you for sharing the patch…

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Here’s my newest track. I made this one entirely in VCV as well. Sometimes I’ll use external hardware synths (controlled by CV > MIDI), but not this time. I picked up Sound Stage per recommendation of a kind user and used it to modulate the main key sound you hear at the beginning and through the whole track.

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A new generative patch I made. I used Erica Synths’ black wavetable as the main drone and sub-bass, and their tube delay to distort it. The rest was 2 modules of Basal, one of which was distorted by a second ES delay.

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Man, there are some really interesting textures there. Great sound design.

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I wouldn’t call it “design” so much as “throwing sounds at a wall and seeing what sticks,” lol. Thank you, though!

I have compiled my first non-single release as “Basic Microwaving”! It’s available to download for free on bandcamp here. It will also be on streaming services soon enough. It’s all dark ambient, bordering on drone. I promise it’s not for everyone.

Also, here is the final track I made for the album.

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